Coronavirus: How to find seasonal work on farms

Thousands of temporary workers are needed on British farms to help feed the nation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jobs are available on fruit farms, arable farms, livestock farms and in pack houses – with workers also needed to fill other vacancies.

See also: Coronavirus: Urgent appeal for Brits to work on farms

Farmers Weekly has put together the following links to help put people looking for work in touch with farm businesses who need staff.

Recruitment agencies

Hops Labour Solutions

Specialist in agricultural recruitment & seasonal labour for the farm and food industry.

The following recruitment agencies piloted the government’s seasonal workers scheme and are also looking for staff:

Concordia
Recruiter of seasonal labour for the UK agriculture and horticulture industry
T: 01273 422 218
W: concordiavolunteers.org.uk

Pro-Force Recruitment
Specialising in temporary and permanent placements to the fresh produce, agricultural, horticultural, warehousing and manufacturing industries.
T: 0333 335 6262
W: pro-force.co.uk

CDS Labour
CDS are a labour providing company that specialises providing van drivers, lorry drivers, farm workers, packers, pickers, trades people, admin staff and many much more sectors.
T: 03333 44 21 44
W: cdslabour.co.uk

Staffline Recruitment
Our OnSite services support a range of sectors including agriculture and food production.
E: enquiries@staffline.co.uk
W: Staffline Feed the Nation website

Fruit growers

British Summer Fruits, which represents 98% of soft fruit growers, is also looking for workers to help harvest and pack fresh fruit and vegetable crops.
T: 020 7575 7654
W: www.britishsummerfruits.co.uk/jobs

Farm businesses and food producers

The following farm businesses and food producers have been looking for temporary workers:

Cranswick
cranswick.plc.uk

G’s
gs-fresh.com

Vicarage Nurseries
Strawberry grower Vicarage Nurseries at Bretforton, Vale of Evesham, requires 250 strawberry pickers from mid-May to October. To apply, visit: vicaragenurseries.co.uk

If your farm business is also looking for temporary workers, please email johann.tasker@proagrica.com with details and a link to your website and we will add you to this list.

DISCLAIMER: Farmers Weekly does not automatically endorse the organisations and businesses listed on this webpage.

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